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Deputy Director Opportunity

Position: Deputy Director Reports to: GTA Executive Director (Tom Pickerell tom@globaltunaalliance.com) Supervises: N/A Location: Home-based Type of contract: Self-Employed (10 days a month; 1 year, with the possibility of renewal) I. Introduction About the Global...

European Parliament Members Discuss Future of Fisheries Management

In first-of-its-kind discussion with market leaders, scientists, and civil society, Members acknowledge need to move towards sustainable, long-term harvest strategies 7th May 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Friday 4th June, MEP Mrs. Caroline Roose (The Greens/EFA), in...

What do we want to see from tuna RFMOs in 2021?

The Global Tuna Alliance (GTA), an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies with a shared vision for tuna meeting the highest standards of environmental performance and social responsibility, has today published its asks of tuna regional fishery...

So, You Want to Make a Difference in Tuna Fisheries?

Has watching a documentary stimulated you in wanting to do something to improve seafood sustainability rather than just stopping eating it[1]? Or, do you want make things better in our oceans regardless? The Global Tuna Alliance, an independent group of retailers and...

“Compromise seems to be the hardest word….”

Joint NGO Statement supported by a number of NGOs, including Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), Global Tuna Alliance (GTA),...

Pacifical Partners with Global Tuna Alliance

Pacifical today becomes the latest partner in the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA), an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies, who are committed to realising the maintenance of healthy tuna stocks, , avoidance of IUU products, improved traceability...

KellyDeli Partners with Global Tuna Alliance

KellyDeli today becomes the latest partner in the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA), an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies, who are committed to realising harvest strategies for tuna fisheries, avoidance of IUU products, improved traceability as...

It’s Make or Break for Mako at ICCAT

Due to the covid pandemic, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) is currently meeting by correspondence. One of the topics up for decision making is a conservation measure for mako sharks in the Atlantic. Shortfin mako is...

Global Tuna Alliance’s Reaction to the 2020 IOTC Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 24th Session of the Indian Ocean Commission was held by video-conference, from 2th to 6th November 2020. In advance of this meeting, the Global Tuna Alliance called for the Commission to: Adopt an effective rebuilding plan for...

Caterers Choice Partners with Global Tuna Alliance

Caterers Choice today becomes the latest partner in the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA), an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies, who are committed to realising harvest strategies for tuna fisheries, avoidance of IUU products, improved...

Global Tuna Alliance Position on Shark Finning

In the last few decades, shark exploitation has rapidly grown to satisfy an increased demand for shark fins from Asian markets[1]; between 27 and 73 million sharks are traded across global shark fin markets every year1. Globally, shark fins are not key to food...

Blog: A Collaborative Effort Towards Socially Responsible Tuna

Guest blog from Nathan Zetterberg, Senior Project Manager at FishWise. Big news in the world of tuna: the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA) has just released the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration Social Responsibility Toolkit.  This toolkit is the fourth in a series of...

Simple Steps for IOTC Delegates to Rebuild Overfished Yellowfin Tuna

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 24th Session of the Indian Ocean Commission will be held by video-conference, from 2th to 6th November 2020. To assist the smooth running of the meeting in this novel virtual format, the IOTC secretariat have prepared a pre-meeting...

Global Tuna Alliance Position Statement – 24th Session of the IOTC

It is clear that the impacts of COVID-19 have presented challenges to regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) in conducting meetings and addressing important conservation and management issues in 2020. We do not believe current circumstances should prevent...

The GTA Beyond 2020

The Global Tuna Alliance (GTA) is an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies. Through a collaborative agreement with the World Economic Forum, we have spent the past 12 months implementing the objectives laid out in Forum’s Tuna 2020...

2019 IOTC Nominal Catch Data Published

2019 catches of Indian Ocean skipjack are 16% higher than the harvest control rule, and 2019 catches of overfished Indian Ocean yellowfin are nearly 100,000 mt higher than required to rebuild the stock in two generations. The 2019 nominal catch data has been published...

Last Chance for Indian Ocean Yellowfin Tuna?

Aug 3, 2020 — The Global Tuna Alliance has today published independent management advice that calls on a 25% catch reduction to rebuild the overfished Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) stock in two generations. The Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna stock is...

RD Foods B.V. Partners with Global Tuna Alliance

RD Foods B.V., located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, becomes the latest partner in the Global Tuna Alliance, an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies, who are committed to implementing the objectives laid out in the World Economic Forum’s...

Global Tuna Alliance Reacts to Cancellation of ICCAT

July 6, 2020 – Following the announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 ICCAT Commission meeting, scheduled to be held in November, the Global Tuna Alliance has today published a ‘to do list’ of priorities for contracting parties and co‐operating non‐contracting...

Global Tuna Alliance Publishes Traceability Toolkit

June 3, 2020 -- The Global Tuna Alliance has today published a ‘Traceability Toolkit’ as an important step towards achieving our mission to support implementation of the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration. At the United Nations Ocean Conference in 2017, sixty-six...

RFMO Intersessional Decisions During Covid-19

The attached letter, co-signed by 19 registered observer organizations, has been submitted to convey our concerns about the decision-making process of RFMOs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The current situation has prompted sudden changes and adjustments to many...

Remote IOTC Meeting must Rebuild Yellowfin Tuna Stocks

Following the news that the 24th session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) Meeting will take place electronically, the Global Tuna Alliance (GTA), Tuna Protection Alliance (TUPA), the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) and the Earthworm Foundation today...

World Tuna Day 2020

World Tuna Day was established by the United Nations in December 2016 and was first observed on 2nd May 2017. The aim of this day is to increase awareness of the importance of tuna and to promote more sustainable fishing practices. Many countries depend upon tuna...

Global Tuna Alliance Endorses GDST Standards

The Global Tuna Alliance has announced our endorsement of the GDST Standards and Guidelines for Interoperable Seafood Traceability as an important step towards achieving our mission to support implementation of the Tuna 2020 Traceability Declaration. At the United...

Maria Aquacon Pvt Ltd. Partners with Global Tuna Alliance

Indian seafood processor and exporter, Maria Aquacon Pvt Ltd. becomes the latest, and first Indian, partner in the Global Tuna Alliance, an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies, who are committed to implementing the objectives laid out in the...

Harrods Partners with Global Tuna Alliance

Arguably the global leader in luxury retail, Harrods becomes the latest partner in the Global Tuna Alliance, an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies, who are committed to implementing the objectives laid out in the World Economic Forum’s Tuna...

Tropic Sri Lanka Partners with Global Tuna Alliance

Sri Lankan tuna processing plant Tropic Sri Lanka becomes the latest, and first non-European, partner in the Global Tuna Alliance, an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies, who are committed to implementing the objectives laid out in the World...